Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes   by Edgar Rice Burroughs published 1914 an ebook of 189 pages

Another series written by Burroughs. Tarzan has been brought to the silver screen many times and by many actors, though Johnny Weissmuller is still my favorite.
In this book John and Alice Clayton (Lord and Lady Greystoke), are shown. After the tragic demise of Tarzan's parents, we follow the infant Tarzan through his early life. Though Tarzan is small and under developed, compared with his playmates among the apes, he still survives and learns the ways of the jungle. His life takes a great turn with his first encounters with white people like himself, and of course there is Jane.

The remarkable breeding of Tarzan is emphasized as his superiority over lessor creatures manifests itself. This idea isn't particularly accepted in today's culture, but it opens a window into the mind of those in an earlier time.

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